Friday, July 18, 2014

{Newton's Nook Designs} 1st Anniversary Blog Hop!


Welcome to Newton's Nook Designs Anniversary Blog Hop! Newton’s Nook Designs is so excited to be celebrating their One Year Anniversary - one whole year of getting our paws inky! To celebrate we have an AMAZING blog hop featuring with our brand new design team and some AWESOME Special Guests! You are going to love all the fun inspiration they're sharing using Newton’s Nook Designs Stamps!

Celebrate with us and enter to win! Would you like to win a $10 coupon for Newton's Nook Designs online shop? We will be choosing TWO lucky winners! Details are below but, first, some inspiration. :)


Seriously, is this Newton's best release or what? I'm so excited to be back for this first anniversary blog hop! My first card uses the Beach Party stamp set. I laughed out loud when I first saw that dog catching the frisbee and I had to use him on my card.


I created a beach scene by mixing and matching patterned papers from Something Wonderful and Urban MarketI made the sand dunes by die cutting the papers with Paper Smooches' Borders 1, then die cutting a second time using the new Stitched Dies. Yup, they line up perfectly with the Borders 1 hills. Love that.



My second card uses Newton's Summer stamp set. This has to be my favourite NND stamp set ever. I love every single image. I have a thing for fish bowls so, naturally, I had to watercolour Newton with his scuba gear on. I used Ranger Archival ink to stamp the image and sentiment and watercoloured with Gansai paints. If you look closely, you can see where I used the silver on the goggles and the gold below the sentiment. The card base uses patterned paper from The Story of Us. I love those ombre stripes.


Here’s how to win:
Comment on the Design Team Member and Guest blogs (see list below)! TWO winners will be chosen at random from the collective blogs in the blog hop. Make sure to check out each of their blogs and comment for your chance to win. You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more you comment on the better your chances are of winning! You have until Sunday, July 20th at 9 pm CDT to comment -- winners will be announced on the blog post on Monday, July 21st. We are running a giveaway on our Facebook Page, too, so make sure to enter here for another chance to win!!


If you get lost along the way, you can always pop back to the Newton's Nook Designs blog for the whole blog hop list.

Thanks so much for hopping with us!

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91 comments:

Jingle said...

Emily, these are so stinking cute! Absolutely ADORABLE!!! I love them! :)

Jess said...

Your cards are so adorable! Love all the great layered detail on that puppy card!

Trisha Klowak said...

Both are super cute!! I love the waves and your watercolors :)

Lagene said...

Love your fun cards! The water colored kitty is awesome!

Diane Jaquay said...

These are both WONDERFUL, Emily!! Love the beach scene you created for the frisbee dog, and the watercolor on the Newton card is fabulous!!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Darling cards! Love the design of the first, the fab watercoloring of the second. Your cards make me smile!

neddgirl said...

Fantastic!

Rebecca
brrck@yahoo.com

marylouh said...

Love the watercoloring on the Newton card. The card with the jumping dog is great - all of the layering of the water and beach.
Great cards.

Ana Emília Cardozo said...

I am a cat person, so i loved the second card!

Kari V. said...

Absolutely fabulous cards! I love that dog catching the frisbee!!

m.tabori said...

Love the kitty cat, thanks for sharing.

grandmato20 said...

CUTE -- love that frisbee doggie!

Miriam Prantner said...

So cute! Love the scene in the front and the fussy cutting of the waves, and LOVE the watercoloring on the second!

snappy scrappy said...

Both are so super cute!!!

Sharla said...

Darling and so fun! Love the cat and fish bowl...his little scuba mask is too cute!

conil said...

I felt the same when I saw the dog & frisbee stamp set. Laughed right out loud. The way you made is come alive is extraordinary. Same goes for the naughty kitty with the fishbowl. Just darling.

Indy said...

Goodness these are too cute! Just love your work!

Cristine said...

Oh my word, the first card makes me smile! I love the watercoloring of the second card. So pretty!

Yukari Y. said...

I absolutely adore both of the cards! The paper pieced puppy is so cute! And you did an amazing job on the watercoloring!

Lori Kobular said...

Both of your cards are adorable, but I really love the dog catching the frisbee!!

Jennifer Moyer said...

Adorable cards

KT Fit Kitty said...

Happy one-year anniversary to Newton's Nook Designs! Both cards are adorable! Love your watercolouring with Newton and gorgeous paper-piecing with the top card!

Charyl Hodges said...

Both cards are so cute. but the dog and the waves were my favorite.

Katherine said...

These cards are so cute! I love the paper pieced background in the first card.

D- said...

Both of your cards are sooo CUTE. Thanks for sharing.
Crafty hugs,
D~
DesignsByDragonfly.blogspot

Chris D. said...

Both of your cards are fantastic, Emily, but that doggie card just makes me happy!

Gloria Reynolds said...

Love both cards, but the Newton card stole my cat-lover heart!

icardeveryone01 said...

Ditto Gloria =] Love your coloring Emily... so darned cute!

Ann w said...

Cute cards just make you laugh.

beaverphyllis said...

Such cute cards! Love Newton and his new dog buddy!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Adorable projects. Love the layering on your first card. TFS

Shelly said...

Oh, these are just too cute!!! Love!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Your cards are adorable! Love the dog mid-air, and your Newton card is so cute!

Chris L.

Brenda Gordon said...

Love the kitty with the dive mask on. So cute!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Both cards are as cute as can be. Love paper piecing on the dog and the CAS water colored Newton.

Sue D said...

Cute cards with these adorable images. Love the beach scene you created.

ehbost said...

Two really cute cards. Great details.

Deborah said...

Both of these cards made me giggle I love that cat with the snorkel goggles I wonder what he's up to ha! Love both cards tfs

Lane Cermak said...

Wow, these are really neat cards!

Lindsey said...

You are so right -- these are awesome images! Made all the more so with your great cards.

Brandi lynn said...

awesome card!

linda weiser said...

emily, your cards are very pretty!

Lisa Lara said...

Fabulous cards Emily. I love how soft and beautiful the first one is and how vibrant the second one is.

Bek said...

Your cat card is the cutest card I've seen in awhile! I MUST have this stamp set :)

Kelly Flaherty said...

Precious Emily, just precious!

Carol McCready said...

The cards are adorable. Love
both the stamp sets you used.

Lynn Hardy said...

Two fabulous cards! I'm loving these stamp sets too!

Ann Kulseth said...

Both cards are awesome. I love the waves on the first one . . !

Jennifer Jackson said...

Two fantastic cards! I love how you used the watercolor on the kitty card and the beach scene with the dog is so fun! Thanks so much for being part of our blog hop today!

Samanthak said...

Love the frizby! great card.

acpriess said...

Both cards are so adorable. I love the dog with the frisbee--on my must-have list for sure. The kitty with his scuba gear looks great the way you water colored him.

mimi said...

So cute, I love the patterns on the first card and love love love the watercolor effect on card 2.

Hamutal Shafrir said...

Fabulous cards, Emily! I adore your creative ideas and designs! I just love that little puddle underneath the fish bowl.. this darling card made me smile :) Thank you!

cghundley said...

Both of your
cards are so
fun, but I do
like that dog!
Carla from Utah

Rosy Newlun said...

These are so much fun! Love the frisbee dog as well as snorkle kitty in the fish bowl. You painted him beautifully.

walchowDesign said...

Oh! The dog with the frisbee is so adorable, Emily!

Celeste Goff said...

What great cards! I love the different patterned papers you used for waves on the dog card and the water coloring on the kitty card is fantastic!

Sabrina said...

Both cards are absolutely adorable!! I love how you paper pieced the dog and the waves!!

Donna said...

I really like the images you used...really cute. I'm particularly drawn to the dog catching a frisbee on the beach. You did a great job designing the 2 cards! Love it!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

Love your adorable Frisbee catching puppy with those beautiful waves, and beach below! And the watercolored kitty is gorgeous!!

Lisa T. said...

Love the beach scene you created! And who can't chuckle with the fishing kitty in snorkle gear? ;)That's my favorite set too.

Michelle N. said...

What great cards-I wish I could color like you do! *sigh*

Samantha Mann said...

oh my goodness!! AMAZING CARDS!!!! i love that beach scene with the shells tucked into the sand!! so sweet!!! and the watercolored card is amazing!!!! it looks so cool!! you're brilliant, hands down!!

Lucinde said...

Your cards look so cute!!

Wendy said...

Love the watercolouring, looks great!

Preacherwife said...

So very very cute.

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

cute, cute cards!

TLady said...

FABULOUS CARDS!!!!!! I ESPECIALLY LOVE the second one with the kitty! WHAT A SUPER CUTE IMAGE!!!:D GORGEOUS WATER COLORING TOO!!!!:D

artful-notions said...

You're on a role girl! Serious cuteness with these darling stamps! Loving your watercolor deep sea diving cat!

Dana Yaacobian said...

love the coloring!

Julie Pike said...

WOW! Love the "enjoy your day" card. Beautiful watercoloring.

Maye M.L said...

Emily these cards are darling. The dog is adorable. Thanks for the inspiration! Cheers!

Margarita Navarro-Rivera said...

Really cute cards!

Mary-Anne V said...

Great cards Emily...love the paper piecing on the 1st and the beautiful water colouring on the last.

Carol B. said...

What a fun beach card! I love the frisbee-catching dog. Thanks for the inspiration!

Natalie said...

Super cute cards! What fun images to work with!

Cynthia Clark said...

Adorable cards. Love the doggie!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOW!! These are Both AWESOME and FUN Cards!! I LOVE the Designs and all of the AMAZING details!! Your coloring is just BEAUTIFUL as usual!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Danielle said...

Cute cards!!!! I love all the layers you created.

TangledBlueRose said...

I really love both cards! The fishbowl and kitty is my favorite, so whimsical!

Tracey McNeely said...

Super cute cards Emily! We need to play with Newtons Nook next time.

Ruth G said...

Sweet cards! The kitty is my favorite! The snorkeling gear just cracks me up! TFS!

Sue C. said...

Both of your cards are adorable but I really love the cat and the fish bow!

Danielle Near said...

Such cute cards.

Shana said...

These both are so super fun, and love the softness to them.

Denise Bryant said...

darling cards!

Anya said...

Fun cards! Love the watercoloring on Newton's fishbowl card!

Karen D. said...

super sweet cards mf...

Saila said...

What a cute card. Love the watercoloring.

Judith White said...

I just love these stamps. We've all imagined what a cat is thinking when it sees a fish bowl. The dog and frisby is perfect for dog owners! Love your card ideas! Thanks for sharing!

Laurie said...

Such a cute use of the dog!! I want to watch him on the beach! Very clever!